BS in Fashion Merchandising and Management

Units required for Major: 51
Total units required for BS: 120

Program Description

The major prepares students for careers in the global fashion industry, including management, marketing, buying, advertisement, promotion, manufacturing, sourcing, distribution, retailing, and many more. The program also emphasizes the contemporary and historical ways of meeting the economic, physiological, aesthetic, psychological, sociological, and cultural needs of consumers relative to fashion products.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A minimum grade of "C-" is required for all prerequisite courses within and outside the Department.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (27 Units)
ECON 1AIntroduction to Macroeconomic Analysis 13
or PHOT 11 Digital Imaging
ECON 1BIntroduction to Microeconomic Analysis 13
or GPHD 5 Introduction to Graphic Design
FACS 30Fashion and Human Environment 13
FACS 31Textiles3
FACS 32Fundamentals of Apparel Production3
FACS 100Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences3
FACS 168Senior Seminar3
MATH 24Modern Business Mathematics 13
or STAT 1 Introduction to Statistics
MKTG 101Principles Of Marketing3
Required Upper Division Courses (24 Units)
FACS 130History Of Fashion3
FACS 131Quality Analysis: Apparel3
FACS 133Creative Principles of Apparel Design3
FACS 134Introduction to Fashion Industry3
FACS 135Merchandise Buying3
FACS 136Fashion Retailing3
FACS 137Clothing, Society, and Culture3
FACS 139Textiles and Apparel in the Global Economy3
Total Units51

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (10 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts 20
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (9-12 Units)
C1 - Arts 2,3,40 - 3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (9 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course 20
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Total Units40-43

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI)3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (12 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 26